China Friday said that it found just eight new cases of the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to 80,813, local media reported.

During the past 24 hours, the country’s National Health Commission said seven people died of the virus, Xinhua news agency reported.

In mainland China, the death toll from the coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, reached 3,176.

After emerging in Wuhan, China last December, the virus, officially known as COVID-19, has spread to at least 123 countries and territories.

The global death toll is now nearly 5,000, with more than 132,000

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